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Message 1015872 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 15:32:41 UTC

Could the web master please fix the time zones on the http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/utc.php page.

These are do do with the time zones listed for Australia.

The standard time zone for Western Australia is known as WST (Western Standard Time) or, alternatively, AWST (Australian Western Standard Time), not WAST and is UTC+8, not UTC+7 as listed on the page.

The standard time zone for Eastern Australia is known as EST (Eastern Standard Time) or, alternatively AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), not EAST.

There is also CST (Central Standard Time) or alternatively ACST (Australian Central Standard Time) which is used in South Australia, the Northern Territory and parts of far western New South Wales, it is UTC+9.5

Just as a point of clarification during Daylight Saving the "S" for Standard is replaced by "DS" for Daylight Saving or "D" for Daylight" in all time zones. Note that not all States and Territories observe daylight saving so during summer we can have up to 5 different time zones at any one time.

There may be other errors but I am not familiar with all time zones of the world.

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Message 1015883 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 15:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 1015872.

you probably won't see the use of EST or CST since they are currently in use for US time zones


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Message 1015886 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 15:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 1015883.

Which is why we have the alternatives AEST and ACST, which are the more common way of expressing Australian time zones now. We have never had EAST or WAST!

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Message 1016694 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 11:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 1015872.
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If you just want to know what is the Time in Berkeley check this thread:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=59274





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